Knee-jerk, engage. * Chris Haft: Giants might be eyeing OF Ludwick, or vice-versa I think a wise man once said, “The Giants sure do love veteran hitters.” You’ll probably remember Ryan Ludwick from his 2008 with the St. Louis Cardinals, a year in which he was truly great — batting .299/.375/.591 (150 OPS+). However, two things are working against Ludwick these… Read more →
A recurring topic this offseason has been the Giants’ search for a qualified shortstop, whether it be a permanent solution or a stop-gap player. We’ve written a lot of posts on the Giants and their problems with short. In 2011 we saw the collapse of Miguel Tejada’s career; and, we also probably saw the collapse of Orlando Cabrera’s career. Both… Read more →
So the Giants are interested in super-low-OBP, pretty good glove, terrible hitter, Alex Gonzalez. That, in and of itself, isn’t overly surprising or shocking. However, checking out Alex Gonzalez’s Baseball-Reference page led me to this: Alex Gonzalez’s most similar player is … Alex Gonzalez.